Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) leads Democratic challenger Bill White 51-38 in the Texas gubernatorial race, according to a new Rasmussen poll. A month ago, Rasmussen showed Perry leading White by just four points, 48-44.
The TPM Poll Average in the Texas gubernatorial race shows Perry leading White 50.4% to 39.5%.
Perry beat Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and tea party activist Debra Medina in his state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, and now faces Houston Mayor White in the general election.